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December 11, 2003
 In Brief


In Brief

Browne named player of the month
After recording an average of 22.8 points per game and helping lead the Memorial University Sea-Hawks to a 5-1 record and a top 10 national ranking Canadian Development Women’s National Team athlete, Jenine Browne (St. John’s, NL), is the National Team Player of the Month for November. During her impressive stretch of games in November, Ms. Browne was Memorial’s leading scorer in four of six games and was named the Memorial Player of the Game twice. Towards the end of the month, Ms. Browne received another impressive accolade when she was named the Atlantic University Sport Female Athlete of the Week for the week ending Nov. 23.

Science branches out at Grenfell
Until recently, Grenfell’s approach to science programming has been specifically focused on one area. If students weren’t interested in environmental science, there weren’t many options for them on the Corner Brook campus.

That has changed with the introduction of bachelor of science degrees in psychology and general science. And now, Grenfell is turning its attention to those students looking for variety in their electives, or those who want to enrich their academic lives.

“We’re offering three science courses in evening slots for those folks who are simply interested in the world of science and would like learn something new,” says Lois Bateman, head of the Division of Science, adding there are no prerequisites for these courses.

The courses in which Prof. Bateman believes people will have the most interest are Elements of Chemistry, Women and Science and Stellar Astronomy and Astrophysics.

For more information about these and other courses, contact the Registrar’s Office at (709) 637-6298, email or visit

Studying Labrador’s transport system
The dispute over the future of Labrador's ferry service prompted protesters in Cartwright to hold the vessel Sir Robert Bond captive for five days in an attempt to pressure the provincial government into basing the marine service in Cartwright instead of Lewisporte.

An injunction issued by the government forcing the protesters to set the vessel free was issued on Nov. 26.

Memorial's Public Policy Research Centre was asked by the provincial government to undertake a study on the Labrador's transportation system, both for goods and passengers. “The request was initiated by the departments of Works, Services and Transportation, Labrador and Aboriginal Affairs and Treasury Board Secretariat,” said David Vardy, interim director for the Centre.

The focus of the study will include a transportation analysis, including Labrador's highway system, a cost-benefit analysis and an examination of the economic opportunities associated with the various options and a forecast of transportation requirements. The first phase of the study is expected to be completed by the middle of February. For further information on the study, contact David Vardy, Public Policy Research Centre, at 737-4311.

Board of Regents appointments
At its meeting Dec. 11, the Board of Regents made several appointments to Memorial’s separately incorporated entities.

On the recommendation of the president, the Board extended the appointments of the following people to the board of directors of the Botanical Gardens: Valerie Newhook, Randy Bell, Beni Malone and Betty Hall, to Oct. 30, 2006, and Dr. Luise Hermanutz to Dec. 31, 2004.

The board appointed Gabe Gregory as chair of the board of directors of the Canadian Centre for Fisheries Innovation until May 31, 2005. Mr. Gregory currently serves on the board. His experience includes the position of vice-president of operations at Fishery Products International and the president of Beothic Seafoods, an important processor on the northeast coast of Newfoundland.

The board appointed Professor Michael Gibbons as chair of the Harlow Campus Trust for a period of three years effective Jan. 14, 2004. Professor Gibbons, who has been a Trustee of the Harlow Campus since July 1996, will replace Dr. Alan Perry whose tenure as chair expires on Jan. 13, 2004. The Board of Regents renewed Dr. Perry’s appointment as a board member for a term of three years, effective Jan. 14, 2004.

The board appointed four members to the Memorial University Recreation Complex (MURC) board of directors. The terms for Mike Donovan, Dr. Penny Moody-Corbett and Peter Morris were extended for three years. Bas Kavanagh, a representative from the School of Human Kinetics and Recreation, has requested that his appointment not be renewed. The Board of Regents has approved the appointment of Dr. David Behm, as the representative of the School of Human Kinetics and Recreation, to the MURC board for a three year term effective Dec. 11.

The Board of Regents has extended the appointments of the following people to the board of directors of the Newfoundland Quarterly Foundation: Aidan Maloney, Dr. Ron Sparkes, Dr. John Fraser, Bernice Morgan, Dr. Patricia O’Brien, Linda Bartlett and David Bradley. The renewals are for a further year to Dec. 31, 2004.



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